Energy efficiency top priority, claims report
Energy efficiency and resource should be an economic priority in the UK as the country is in need of a second Industrial Revolution, argues a report from the Manufacturing Commission.
The need for the government to introduce low-interest loans, tax credits and carbon reduction schemes in order to promote energy efficiency is top of the cross-party group’s list of 24 recommendations.
The study also encourages an embedded sustainability mindset within big businesses, whilst outlining the vital measures that the government and industry must take to bolster Britain’s manufacturing trade.
The 130-page report, entitled Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable and launched in Parliament yesterday, comes a month ahead of the UN’s Paris climate conference, where it is hoped that world leaders will consider its findings.